Tungatt Mirring | Stone Country Full Day Tour
Meet at the Lake Condah (Tae Rak) Aquaculture Centre where you will be met by your Gunditjmara cultural guide and travel to Budj Bim National Park.
Here you will enjoy a guided cultural walk with key features of Interest including:
- Lake Surprise
- Lava tunnels
- Wildlife including extensive koala population
The site offers a scenic location with crater lake views and walks. The colour of the water changes, varying from deepest blue to green, depending on the lake sediments and levels of algae that are present.
Visit Arrive Kurtonitj in the centre of the Budj Bim Cultural Landscape. Kurtonitj (meaning 'crossing place') has historical stone kooyang (eel) traps and stone channels, stone house sites and eel smoking trees. Your guide will show you these sites, as well as an area of lava flow featuring two weirs and a dam associated with trapping and holding kooyang. A picnic lunch is provided.
In the afternoon, you will enjoy a guided visit to Lake Condah Mission, a place of special meaning to the Gunditjmara community, a symbol of political struggle and a link to family histories. The site includes bluestone ruins and a reconstructed timber building which was part of the original settlement. Your Gunditjmara cultural guide will tell you about the history of the mission, and its significance in recent Gunditjmara history.
After this take a guided walk of Lake Condah (Tae Rak). Tae Rak is made up of 1,700 hectares of significant wetlands and stony rises right next to the historic lava flows of Budj Bim National Park. Key Features of interest include, extensive range of stone aquaculture sites, and stone walls as well as birdlife and other wildlife.
The tour finishes back at the Lake Condah (Tae Rak) Aquaculture Centre at approx 4pm.
Tour Fee Includes:
Gunditjmara cultural guide, transport, activities, access fees and lunch.
Did you know?
Kurtonitj (meaning 'crossing place') is sacred to the Gunditjmara people with enormous cultural, archaeological and environmental significance.